State Natural Areas (SNA)

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    The Department of Natural Resources website describes the State Natural Areas Program like this:

    State natural areas (SNAs) protect outstanding examples of Wisconsin's native landscape of natural communities, significant geological formations and archeological sites. Encompassing over 360,000 acres, Wisconsin's 653 natural areas are valuable for research and educational use, the preservation of genetic and biological diversity and for providing benchmarks for determining the impact of use on managed lands. They also provide some of the last refuges for rare plants and animals.

    This site will cover SNAs in Vilas County and others nearby of interest. See the list at the left for those presently included.

    Charles P. Forbes
    September 16, 2012
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    Major References

    ****. Prescribed Burns Finally Underway at State Natural Areas after Cold Weather Delay. [Wis. DNR Weekly News Published - April 30, 2013] Madison, 2013. View Full Entry (Full text available)
    ****. Enterprise Hemlocks SNA. [Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine, Vol. 36. #6, Dec. 2012, back cover.] Madison, 2012. View Full Entry (Full text available)
    Gaumnitz, Lisa. Forefather of the State Natural Areas System, The.. [Wisconsin Natural Resources, Vol 39, #6, December 2015, pp. 7-9.] Madison, 2015. View Full Entry (Full text available)

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